NORMA MINKOWITZ

Education and Honors

Cooper Union Art School - Graduated 1958
Born in NYC, resides in Westport, CT

2017 FID #8 International Drawing Competition, Paris France, Selected Nominee
2015 Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington DC, Artist Papers
2009 James Renwick Alliance of The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Master of the Medium Award
2008 The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Drawing Room Viewing Program
2008 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT, Visual Artist Grant, Works On Paper
2003 American Crafts Council, Minneapolis, MN, Fellow
2002 Connecticut Commission on the Arts,  Hartford, CT, Visual Arts Fellowship
2000 United Nations Association, New York, NY, 100 Outstanding Connecticut Women
1992 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT, Purchase Award
1987 Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, Exhibition Award
1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, Visual Arts Fellowship
1986 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Artquest ’86, First Place in Fiber
1981 Women in Design International, Outstanding Achievement Award
1976 Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Convergence `76; Fiber Structures
1976 Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, Cotton Comes Home: International Competition, Merit Award

Museum and Public Collections

Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Cooper Hewitt Museum, Drawings, Prints. and Graphic Design Collection, New York, NY
Curtis Finch Jr. Portrait Collection, Little Rock, AR
DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Grotta Collection, Harding Township, NJ
Housatonic Community College Museum of Art, Twentieth Century Sculpture, Bridgeport, CT
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX
Jack Lenor Larsen, Long House Foundation, East Hampton, NY 
Josephus Daniels Foundation, Raleigh, NC
Kwang Ju Museum, Kwang Ju, Korea
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
National Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Neutrogena Corporation Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Westport Schools, Permanent Collection, Westport, CT

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Sabbath Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Solos 2015, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT, curated by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Litchfield, CT
  Drawn to the Edge: Drawings and Small Sculpture, The Great Hall, Westport Library, Westport, CT
2014 Inside The Void, Drawing and Collage by Norma Minkowitz, Gallery La Pêche, Los Angeles, CA
  Summer 2014, New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
2013 Storylines: Sculpture and Drawings by Norma Minkowitz, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Drawn To the Edge, Sculpture and Drawings by Norma Minkowitz, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT
2007 Passion of the Line: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Norma Minkowitz, New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
2002 Portraits and Passages, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999 New Sculpture, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 Out on a Limb, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Bridge IV: Norma Minkowitz, Society of Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA, catalog
1995 Exposed/Enclosed, Norma Minkowitz, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT
1994 SculptureBellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993 Norma Minkowitz, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
     Norma Minkowitz 1987-1993, The Westman Collection, Birmingham, MI
1991 The Body as Vessel, Bellas Artes Gallery, New York, NY
1990  Norma Minkowitz,  Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 Norma Minkowitz / New Work, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1987 Two Person Award Show, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Visual Reservoirs: Objects and Images In-Of-Under-About Surface, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

Group Exhibitions

2020 2020 Volume 50: Chronicling Fiber ART for Three Decades , browngrotta arts.Wilton, CT
2019 Recent Acquisitions: Fiber Art at MIA, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN (through September 2020)
  Artists from the Grotta Collection, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
  Off the Wall: American Art to Wear, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Dilys E. Blum
  The Edge Effect: Katonah Museum of Art International, Katonah, NY, Juror: Akili Tommasino
  Identity + Intersection, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, catalog
2018 Honoring Karen Johnson Boyd: Collecting at RAM, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
  Nature Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  Blue/Green, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, catalog
  Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, curated by Elizabeth Gorayeb
  The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine 1941-1979Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ
2017 Of Art & Craft, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, curated by Leslee Asch
  Cut the Edge, Weave the Line: Exploring the Vision & Creativity of Contemporary Textile Art, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  Plush, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, curated by Laura Marsh
  Still Crazy After All These Years: 30 Years, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, catalog
  Threads of Connection, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2017-2020 Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, University of Missouri, Colombia, MO, tour/catalog
2016-2017 She: Images of Female Power from the Permanent Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2017 More Than Words, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2016 The Conference of The Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY, curated by Brenda Zlamany
  The Angel of History, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY, curated by David Gibson
  10th Fiber Biennial, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  Art on Paper, Pier 36, NYC, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
2015 Body Language: New Acquisitions of Figurative Work, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2014-2015 Loomless: Contemporary Fiberworks from the Museum's Collection, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
2014 Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  Of Two Minds:Artists Who Do More Than One of a Kind, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
  9th Fiber Biennial, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Top 10 at 10: From the RAM Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2012 Anthropomorphism, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada, curated by Diane Charbonneau
   8th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman /Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  Toy Stories, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, curated by Helen Klisser During
Retro/Prospective, 25 Years of Art Textiles and Sculpture, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, catalog
2011 Stimulus Invitational Fiber Exhibition, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, catalog
Sleight of Hand, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, curated by Dr Alice Zrebiec
New York Fiber in The 21st Century, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, curated by Sandra Sider
2010 Different Lines: Drawings by Craft Artists, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, curated by Joan Hausrath
Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from The Sara and David Lieberman Collection, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, curated by Heather S.Lineberry, catalog
Knitted, Knotted, Netted, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
A Proposal for a New Century, International Textile Competition, Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto, Japan
2009 10th Wave lll: Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture, browngrotta Arts, Wilton, CT, catalog
Matters of Pattern: Individual Artist Fellowship Grants of 2008, Works on Paper​​​​​​, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT
The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, catalog
Permanently Mad, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2008 Works on Paper Drawings, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Selections from the The Wornick Collection: Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, catalog
One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, curated by Jane Adlin
2006 Beyond Weaving: International Art Textiles, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2005 Term Limits: Textiles in Contemporary Art, RISD Museum Through 2006
2005 Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, catalog
No Boundaries, Art + Fiber, Neusteter Textile Gallery, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, curated by Dr. Alice Zrebiec
2004 9th Triennial for Form and Content:Traditions/Transitions/The Changing World of Fiber Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, curated by Carol Dean Krute
2003 Corporal Identity-Body Language, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, catalog
College of Fellows: Aileen Osborn Webb Award Exhibition, SOFA, Chicago, IL, curated by Paul Smith
Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT
2002 Threads On the Edge, The Daphne Farago Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Fiber Art: Following the Thread, Smithsonian Archives of American Art Research Center, New York, NY
2000 Miniatures 2000, Helen Drutt Gallery, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii Invitational, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, catalog
1999 Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, catalog
1998 9th International Triennial of Tapestry Invitational, USA, Lodz, Poland, catalog
The Amazing World of Fiber Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Five Points of View, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
1997 Hung Out to Dry, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Fiber: Five Decades from the Permanent Collection of the American Craft MuseumNew York, NY, catalog
Contemporary Fiber from St. Louis Collections, The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
1992 Modern Design:1880-1990, Twentieth Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, catalog
1991 Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Warsaw, Poland                        
1990 The Female Form in Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, curated by Andrea Miller-Keller
Exploring the Figure through Sculptured Form, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, curated by Allison Cywin
Arte Textil Fibers; USA/Columbia, Florida State University Gallery and Museum, Tallahassee, FL, catalog
1989 The Vessel: Studies in Form and Media, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Craft USA, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, curated by Paul J. Smith, European tour/catalog
The Tactile Vessel, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, curated by Jack Lenor Larsen, tour/catalog
1987 A Sensitivity to Textiles, University Art Museum at University of WI-Madison, tour/catalog
Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, curated by Paul J. Smith, catalog
1986 FiberR/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum and University Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, tour/catalog
1985 The Flexible Medium: Art Textiles from the Museum Collection, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The New Elegance: Contemporary Wearable Art, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
1984 Fiber Structure National, Downey Museum or Art, Downey, CA
1983 Fiber: The Artist’s View, Long Island University, Hillwood Gallery, Brookville, NY, catalog
1978 The Great American Foot, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, tour/catalog
1977 Fiberworks International, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, catalog
Wearable Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1976 The Handwrought Object: 1776-1976, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Ithaca, NY, catalog
Fiber Structures, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, catalog
Second International Competition of Miniature Fiber Work, British Craft Centre, London, England, tour/catalog
1975 Contemporary Crafts of The Americas International, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Homage to the Bag, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, catalog
1974 Portable World, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY and Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, catalog 
Clothing to Be Seen, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, catalog
Baroque ’74,  Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, catalog
1972 Fiber Art by American Artists, Ball State University, Muncie, IN catalog
2019 The Grotta Home by Richard Meier: A Marriage of Architecture and Craft
Arte Morbida, Interview with Norma Minkowitz by Maria Rosaria Roseo, www.artemorbida.com
Zoneone Arts Brings Norma Minkowitz to You, Deborah Blakely, Australia
Hand/Eye: On Death and Regeneration, Norma Minkowitz, online, Rebecca Schiller
Off the Wall: Art to Wear, co-published by Philadelphia Museum of Art and Yale University Press
art+identity, an international view, browngrottaarts, Wilton, CT
Cabrillo College Porter Gulch Review
2017 Norma Minkowitz A Life in The Fiber Arts, Dora Ohrenstein, Interweave Magazine
  Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, Schwain and Stealey, Schiffer Publishing
  Exploring Fiber Art, Anne Lee and E.Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing
2015 Masters of Craft: Portraits, Paul J Smith, Schiffer Publishing
  Artistry- Norma Minkowitz, New England Home Magazine, March/April, by Kris Wilton
2013 North American Women Artists of The 20th Century, Edited by Jules Heller and Nancy Heller
  Fiber Art Now, Outside Looking In: The Crochet Vessels of Norma Minkowitz by Noelle Foye
The Fine Art of Crochet, Gwen Blakely Kinsler, Author / House Publishing
2012 Retro/Prospective: 25 Years of Art Textiles, browngrottaarts
2011 Fiber Art Today, Carol K Russell, Schiffer Books
2010 Makers: A History of American Studio Crafts, Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf
2009 10th Wave lll, Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture, browngrottaarts
Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint, by Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas
2008 Norma Minkowitz: Passion of the Line, Richard Tobin. Santa Fe, NM
Review Passion of the Line by Leslie Clark, Surface Design Magazine
Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American art Museum
2007 The Wornick Collection, “Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis,” Gerald Ward, MFA Publications Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2006 Beyond Weaving International Textiles, browngrotta arts
Material Difference, Polly Ullrich, Friends of Fiber Art International
The Magazine of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Interweave Magazine, Artist Profile, by Michelle Mach
2005 Sculpture Magazine, Writing Around Space, Kathleen Whitney, Oct issue
Feature, Westport Magazine, Crossing Lines, by Susan Gerber, April Issue
Artwear, Fashion and Anti-fashion, Melissa Leventon, Fine Arts Museum of SF, CA
2004 The Sculpture Reference: Contemporary Techniques, Terms, Tools, Materials and Sculpture, by Arthur Williams
Norma Minkowitz Portfolio Collection, Monograph, Telos Art Publishing, Brighton, England, Kathleen Whitney, Jane Adlin, David McFadden
SOFA CHICAGO Catalog, Spaces Within, Essay by Kathleen Whitney
2003 Corporal Identity- Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form and Content, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC Catalog
CRAFT Magazine, September 2003, No.25, Essay by Mee Hye Lee, Seoul, Korea
Art News, January 2003, Norma Minkowitz/Bellas Artes, Review by Dottie Indyke
Fiberarts Magazine, March/April, Portraits and Passages, Bellas Artes, Review by Ruth Lopez
2002 Surface Design Journal, The Importance of Being Fiber, Twylene Moyer, Vol 26, #4
Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Oral History program
2000 Nouvel Object III and V, Sept 1997 and 2000, Seoul, Korea
American Craft, Feb, Norma Minkowitz/ Bellas Artes Gallery, Review by Kathleen Whitney
Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Catalog
1997 North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary, Nancy G. Heller, Jules Heller
1996 The Magazine: Santa Fe, Out on a Limb, works by Norma Minkowitz, Review by Christine Hemp
1995 Shaping Space, Second Edition: Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher, Harcourt/Brace
1992 Fiberarts Magazine, Norma Minkowitz: The Body as Vessel, Review by Betty Freudenheim
1990 The New Textiles, Trends and Traditions, Chloe Colchester, Rizzoli
Modern Design 1890-1990 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, R. Craig Miller
Norma Minkowitz: Shadow Boxes, Review by Margo Shermeta, American Craft Magazine, Dec/Jan
1989 By Design, the Evolving Basket, Metropolis Magazine, Victoria Geibel
The Tactile Vessel, Jack Lenor Larsen, Erie Art Museum
1988 The Art of Seeing, Zelanski/ Fisher, Prentice Hall
Columbia University; Oral History Archives of Fiber Artists, Greenwood Press
1987 Reminiscences of Norma Minkowitz: Richard M. Polsky
1986 Fiber R/Evolution; Milwaukee Art Museum; Rosalie Goldstein; Burton & Mayer
Art to Wear, Julie Schafler Dale Abbeville Press
Craft Today:Poetry of The Physical, Paul J. Smith  & Edward Lucie-Smith, American Craft  Museum, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The Basketmakers Art, Rob Pulleyn, Lark Publications
1984 Design Principles and Problems, Zelanski/Fisher, Holt, Rinehart &Winston
1981 American Craft Magazine Portfolio feature
1980 The Fiber Design Book, Editors of Fiberarts Magazine, Hastings House
1977 Fiberworks; The Cleveland Museum of Art
1976 Fiber Structures, Van Nostrand  Reinhold, Cincinnati
Hardcore Crafts; Nancy Bruning Levine; Ballantine Books, Inc
1975 Contemporary Crafts of The Americas; Nilda C. Fernandez Getty & Robert J.Forsyth; Regenry

Videos

2019 Twister, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
  Trove, browngrottaa arts, Wilton, CT
  Arte Morbida, Textile Art Magazine
  Norma Minkowitz: The Path, Art + Identity, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
2017 Artist Talk by Norma Minkowitz, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2010 Norma Minkowitz in Conversation with Jennifer Scanlan, Artist Library, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  Years in the Making: Norma Minkowitz, Sculptor, Interview, Martin West
  Years in the Making: Norma Minkowitz, Sculptor, Studio, Martin West
2002 Maker Profile: Norma Minkowitz, Contemporary Fiber Artists, Odyssey Videos, Graham Eccles and Val Burnett

Professional

2019 Artist's Talk: A Conversation with Norma Minkowitz and Michelle M. Hamilton, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Artist's Talk, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Juror, Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
  Lecture, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2016 Lecture, SOFA Chicago, Friends of Fiber International, Chicago, IL
  Juror, Excellence in Fiber Exhibition, Fiber Art Now, North Hollywood, CA
2015 Lecture, Carol Walter Sinton Program for Art, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
2013 Exhibition Lecture, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Juror, with Michael Monroe and Elizabeth Argo for the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Crafts America LLC, Palm Beach, FL
2010 Juror, Craft America / Westchester Fine Craft Show
2009 Presenter, Master of the Medium Symposium, Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Lecture and Panel Discussion, Fiber Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2006 Juror, Craft America / Westchester Fine Craft Show
2005 Lecture, SOFA NY, New York, NY
Illustrated Lecture, Drawn to the Edge, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2004 Illustrated Lecture, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2003 Guest Curator, Transcending Process: Contemporary Fiber, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, MA
Juror, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT, Review of Grant Applications
2001 Illustrated Lecture, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
1998 Advisory Committee Member, Connecticut Artist’s Collection, Connecticut Commission on The Arts, Hartford, CT
1990 Juror, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT, Review of Grant Applications
  Juror, Paper/Fiber XIII, National Juried Exhibition, Johnson Arts Council, Iowa City, IA
1987 Lecture and Panel Discussion, FiberR/Evolution, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA
1986 Illustrated Lecture, Innovation I, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
1985 Illustrated Lecture, Donnell Library, New York, NY
1975 Lecture, Women in the Arts, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Lecture, Women in the Arts, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD